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When You Wish Upon a Rogue (Debutante Diaries #3) by Anna Bennett

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3 stars

This was a cute, but predictable, fluffy romance that brings together a young socialite and a grief-stricken Earl. It’s the third book in the series, but the first one that I’ve read and can be read as a stand-alone. Continue reading “When You Wish Upon a Rogue (Debutante Diaries #3) by Anna Bennett”

The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

the jane austen society

3 stars

This is a good, quiet historical fiction that follows the stories of several people in a small English town just after the Second World War that are drawn together by their love of Jane Austen novels. Continue reading “The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner”

Little Whispers by K.L. Slater

little whispers

3 stars

I had high hopes for this mystery/thriller about a young family that moves to a new, tonier neighborhood in a desirable suburban town, but if fell short for me. Continue reading “Little Whispers by K.L. Slater”

Queen of the Unwanted (The Women’s War #2) by Jenna Glass

queen of the unwanted

3.5 stars

This is the second book in a fantasy series about how three different women – one a queen, one the crown princess of a new principality, and one the Abbess of an abbey – try to lead their people, and help women take back power over their bodies and their lives that had previously been denied by the men that ruled over them. Continue reading “Queen of the Unwanted (The Women’s War #2) by Jenna Glass”

The Women’s War (The Women’s War #1) By Jenna Glass

the women's war

3.5 stars

This is a pretty good new fantasy series focused on what happens when women previously treated like chattel in a male dominated world are given the power to alter and improve their lives. Continue reading “The Women’s War (The Women’s War #1) By Jenna Glass”

The Last King (The Ninth Century #1) by M.J. Porter

the last king

3.5 stars

This historical fiction book about Coelwulf, a battle-hardened warrior with royal blood, and his fight to save his beloved Mercia from a Viking horde is not for those with delicate sensibilities. But if you can withstand a hard-fighting, bloody book with adult language, this is the one for you. Continue reading “The Last King (The Ninth Century #1) by M.J. Porter”

Shorefall (Founders, #2) by Robert Jackson Bennett

shorefall

3.5 stars

I loved Foundryside, the first book in this series, and anxiously awaited the second. So, when I was finally able to read and review this book, I was giddy with excitement. Sadly, it fell into the all-too-common “second book” funk. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still good, but it fell short in comparison to book one. Continue reading “Shorefall (Founders, #2) by Robert Jackson Bennett”

Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

little secrets

4 stars

This emotional mystery/thriller about a woman’s downward spiral after the kidnapping of her 4 year old son, and the crumbling of her 20 year marriage, will suck you in and not let go until the end. I loved the author’s previous book, Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier, so was thrilled when I got the chance to read and review this book. Continue reading “Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier”

The Stone of Sorrow (Runecaster #1) by Brooke Carter

the stone of sorrow

3.0 stars

This is a good first book in a new YA Fantasy series that weaves Norse mythology and magic into the story of a young woman embarking on a quest to save her sister and clan. Continue reading “The Stone of Sorrow (Runecaster #1) by Brooke Carter”

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